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OMG - Got a job! Need a wardrobe!

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RubysReturn Thu 17-Sep-09 19:03:50

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RubysReturn Thu 17-Sep-09 19:29:23

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Mutt Thu 17-Sep-09 19:32:36

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RubysReturn Sat 19-Sep-09 17:21:40

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sassy Sat 19-Sep-09 17:32:08

I work as a sec teacher and would suggest you need

wide black trews, other trews (maybe tweedy?)
couple of skirts - knee length or just above is good for looking smart but not too trendy
Couple of dresses accessorised with chunky jewellry, bright tightds, scarves - I've just bought one from Wallis
Some bright cardis esp short sleeved(schools are warm once the heating goes on)

Don't spend too much - schools are dirty places and chairs often have gum/ breaks in plastic that snag your tights. Most of my work stuff comes from boring Next and cheapo places like Matalan, New Look etc.

And congrats!

janeite Sat 19-Sep-09 20:13:43

Congratulations. I am a secondary teacher and tend to wear things like:

pencil skirt, cami and fitted cardigan

wide legged grey trousers and wrap shirt, or cami and fitted cardigan

1950s shape skirt with fitted cardigan or v neck jumper

Narrow leg trousers with cami and longer length cardigan

Gap have 50% off next weekend and are often good for work trousers.

M&S Limited Collection do fitted three-quarter length t-shirts which are good quality and nice with a tanktop or under a cardigan (better than a shirt, since you have boobs).

Linea in House of Fraser sometimes have good deals on trousers, cardigans or cute silk blouses.

French Connection good for workish skirts and basic cardigans.

janeite Sat 19-Sep-09 20:14:43

Sorry - 30% not 50% - wishful thinking!

RubysReturn Sun 20-Sep-09 12:24:41

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janeite Sun 20-Sep-09 13:22:39

Glad you found something. Where did you get your shirt?

If you have a waist, I think you'd look great in a skirt - could always wear with knee high boots once the weather is cooler. Black opaques are the way to go - and don't snag!

RubysReturn Sun 20-Sep-09 13:27:40

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RubysReturn Sun 20-Sep-09 13:28:11

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NoahDear Sun 20-Sep-09 13:29:33

depends what your school is like
i worked at one where it was all suits.
now I am at one where as long as it aint jeans you can wear what you like - crops, flip flops

CybilLiberty Sun 20-Sep-09 13:30:34

I am starting to wear smart jeams and hang the consequences

NoahDear Sun 20-Sep-09 13:31:20

me too
i look at days the SMT are out on courses and wear... gasp,.. my grey cords.
cover hte top wiht a cardi and it loks less jeanish

janeite Sun 20-Sep-09 13:42:45

We have to wear 'smart business type wear' and the men have to be jacketed and tied. Easy in Autumn and Winter but I really struggle in summer.

NoahDear Sun 20-Sep-09 13:43:24

imagine my delight to wear tailored shorts and birkenstocks!!

janeite Sun 20-Sep-09 13:56:06

I do love wearing my tailored shorts though - I wear them with ballet flats and a silk cami and cardi and think they look okay but they are more comfortable than a 'suit-type' look.

RubysReturn Sun 20-Sep-09 14:20:31

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cornsillk Sun 20-Sep-09 14:24:09

phase eight wrap dresses are good for work - I got mine from ebay.

RubysReturn Sun 20-Sep-09 14:49:54

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